Google aims to make it easier to run Hadoop on its cloud

http://googlecloudplatform.blogspot.com/2014/01/easier-faster-lower-cost-big-data-processing-with-the-google-cloud-storage-connector-for-hadoop.html

Developers have been able to run Google Compute virtual machines for Hadoop jobs but it was a little bit of a process. In theory, the new Google Cloud Storage Connector for Hadoop, now in preview, means those developers won’t have to sweat the niceties of managing a cluster and file system and can just run their jobs, according to the Google Cloud Platform Blog.

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